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RSS Feed importing pictures instead of videos

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by Oldschool, Jun 16, 2013.

  1. Oldschool

    Oldschool Member

    I have an RSS feed that is importing in the contents of the article, and it imports a picture with a link to a vimeo video. Is there anyway to setup XF to automatically embed the vimeo video instead of the picture with that is hyperlinked to the video?
  2. Oldschool

    Oldschool Member

    It's the RSS feed from Vimeo's website itself. vimeo.com/ %user% /videos/rss

    I want it to have the other information of the video, and the link back to the users vimeo page, but I'd rather it embed the video then have a picture with a hyperlink to the video.
  3. Oldschool

    Oldschool Member

    Is there a possible way to change the image and hyperlink to an embedded video? Or should this be a requested feature?
  4. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    The RSS feed importer just takes what is present in the feed and does no manipulation with it.

    You will need an add-on to change the behaviour to what you want.
  5. Oldschool

    Oldschool Member

    The edit BBcode media site couldn't be adjusted to account for a image with a link, and then change it into an embedded video?

    Does it not parse information brought in via the RSS feed importer? Does it only parse threads or posts by real people and not the RSS feeder? Is it the image that prevents it from being parsed?
  6. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    I assumed you already had a Vimeo bb code site set up.

    Have you not tried doing that?

    What is the actual content?
  7. Oldschool

    Oldschool Member

    I have the default one setup, and it works with the normal vimeo links, but I wasn't sure how the system parsed the data coming from RSS feeder or how it works. I am VERY new to XenForo and just trying to get the hang of it still.

    Will it not parse it because its contained within a link or as a link for an image?

    If I do finally change it will it work for existing content also or just new content? How does the parsing for the bbcode work?
  8. Kevin

    Kevin Well-Known Member

    Unless it was changed the feeds import function does not translate the links into the media site definitions, it only translates the HTML to BB Code (so the link to the video ends up getting converted to a BB Code URL tag and not to a Media tag).

    Ref http://xenforo.com/community/threads/urls-not-parsed-in-feeds-importer.28229/
    Oldschool likes this.
  9. Oldschool

    Oldschool Member

    @Kevin Ahhh, thank you very much, I will follow that thread! Have you tried the modification they have mentioned in that thread? What has your luck been with that?

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